You can't do a good bit of authoring without snacks and cats, but not necessarily in that order.
I've tweaked the blog to reflect that I'm in the UK and not in California... Though honestly I wish I was. The weather is so much nicer. If I tried to go surfing here my bits would be frozen off. I digress.
I'm at the end of chapter 3, and I've slotted a whole lot of back story in, quite neatly (preen), including a rather nasty character called McCarthy. I'd hate to spend time with him.